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U.S. Border Patrol Agents Arrest Child Molester

Release Date: 
March 21, 2013

JACUMBA, CALIF.—U.S. Border Patrol agents working near the U.S./Mexico International Border arrested a male Mexican national last night who had a previous conviction for child molestation.

At approximately 6:30 pm on Wednesday evening, agents observed the 37-year-old Mexican national cross the border near Jacumba in East San Diego County. Agents approached the man and questioned him concerning his citizenship. Routine records check revealed he had been previously deported and had a conviction for child molestation and tampering with a witness in the State of Washington.

The subject is being held in Department of Homeland Security custody with criminal charges pending and will be prosecuted for re-entry after deportation.

To prevent the illicit smuggling of humans, drugs, and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance on major corridors of egress away from our Nation's borders. To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017